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Picture history of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth

di Miller Jr.William H.

128 pagine ISBN: 978048643509
Anno di pubblicazione: 2004

Big, fast, and powerful, the Queen Mary lived a long life that included 1,001 successful AtIantic crossings. Launched in Southampton, England in 1934, the ship at one ti me held the record for the fastest-ever North AtIantic crossing, and for a number of years carried the rich and famous across the ocean in luxury. Her running mate, the Queen Elizabeth, christened four years later, saw service in World War II and alterward provided deluxe transatIantic travel. These two ships, among the most famous and most successful ocean liners 01 the twentieth century, are given royal treatment in this authoritative volume. In paying tribute to the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth, maritime authority William Miller describes their heralded debuts; magnificent lounges, staterooms, and other amenities; maritime rivalry; and contributions during World War Il, among other subjects. Their royal successors-the Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2-are also covered, as are the Berengaria, Mauretania, Lusitania, and a host 01 other splendid ships. In addition to nearly 200 rare photographs 01 impressive interiors and exteriors, extensive captions provide data on builders, tonnage, size, speed, and passenger load 01 each vessel. A delight for ship lovers and armchair travelers, this affectionate pictorial reminiscence will also provide maritime historians with a wealth of information.

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